Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125383
Authors: 
Imberman, Scott A.
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 158
Abstract: 
Concerns about poor student performance have led schools to diverge from traditional teacher compensation and base a portion of pay on student outcomes. In the US, the number of school districts adopting such performance-based financial incentives has increased by more than 40% since 2004. Evidence on individual incentives in developed countries is mixed, with some positive and some negligible impacts. There is less evidence for developing countries, but several studies indicate that incentives can be highly effective and far cheaper to implement. Innovative incentive mechanisms such as incentives based on relative student performance show promise.
Subjects: 
teacher incentives
student achievement
pay-for-performance
merit pay
JEL: 
I21
I28
J33
J45
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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